Business Innovation & Investment (subclass 188/888) Visa

Business Talent (subclass 132) Visa

An Overview of the Business Investment Visa Options in Australia

Ethos Migration Lawyers have a wealth of experience assisting individuals with assessing options for investment visas and business investment visas. Our Lawyers and Migration Agents are specialised in Australian immigration and are well placed to find the best migration pathway for you.

The Australian Government welcomes business and investment into Australia and provides pathways to permanent residency for those seeking to invest or establish a business in Australia.

The most common pathways available for individuals looking to either invest or establish a business in Australia are:

  • Business Innovation & Investment (subclass 188) Visa which consists of 5 separate streams
  • Business Talent (Permanent) (subclass 132) Visa which consists of 2 separate streams

Australia’s immigration laws are complex and change frequently, so getting the right advice from the start is paramount to successfully execute your plans. Your assigned lawyer or agent is capable

Ethos Migration Lawyers provide specialised and expert advice for individuals which can clarify and determine which business investment visa in Australia is best for you.

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Business Innovation & Investment (subclass 188) Visa Streams

The Business Innovation & Investment (subclass 188) has 5 separate streams which include:

Business Innovation Stream   

This stream is designed for foreign nationals who are looking to establish, develop and manage a new or existing business within Australia and also have proven knowledge, experience and skills in business.

Once you have owned and operated the business in Australia for at least two years you may be eligible for the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) visa.

Investor Stream

This stream is designed for people looking to invest at least A$1.5 million in an Australian State or Territory. The investor must also maintain their business and investment activity in Australia. The investor should also be prepared to hold that investment for at least four years from the date of issue.

Once you have held the investment for at least 4 years, you will then be eligible for the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) visa.

Significant Investor Stream

This stream is designed for people looking to invest at least A$5 million into significant investments in Australia and wish to maintain business and investment activities in Australia. Applicants are able to be nominated by a State or Territory government or by Austrade on behalf of the australian government.

Once you have held the investment for at least 4 years, you will then be eligible for the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) visa.

Premium Investor Stream

This stream is designed for people willing and able to make an investment of at least A$15 million into a premium investment in Australia. Applicants must be nominated by Austrade on behalf of the Australian government.

You must hold this investment stream visa for at least one year before being eligible for the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) visa.

Entrepreneur Stream

This stream is designed for applicants who have received funding of at least $200,000.00 from a third party to undertake entrepreneur activities that have the capacity to lead to the development of a business in Australia or the commercialisation of a product or service in Australia. There is a requirement of the applicant to be under 55 years of age, whoever, this can be waived in certain circumstances.

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Business Talent (subclass 132) Visa Streams

The Business visa option allows applicants and their families to secure permanent residency in Australia by developing their existing overseas business in Australia or establishing a new business in Australia that is of significant benefit to the nominating Australian State or Territory you have established the business in.

There are two visa stream for this subclass:

  • Significant Business History Stream ; and
  • Venture Capital Entrepreneur Stream.

These visa streams allow for direct entry into permanent residency for the applicant, unlike the subclass 188 visa streams which require you to apply a two step process.

Additional Benefits of Business Investment Visas in Australia

This Australian business visa has many benefits for those who are eligible including being able to travel in and out of Australia freely as well as including your family members in your application to come to Australia with whom will receive full work rights and study rights and can also establish a clear pathway to permanent residency in Australia.

How We Help You Meet The Business Investor Visa Australian Requirements

Future applicants who are weighing up their Australian investment visa or business investment visa options or who are ready to apply today, are encouraged to complete a consultation with Ethos Immigration Lawyers agency in order to make sure the process is completed to the best of your ability and we can ensure you meet all of the requirements of the visa stream.

Our firm works exclusively in Australian immigration law, and our team of Lawyers and Migration Agents are well-placed to provide a detailed consultation ensuring your best application is put forward. Our team of expert Registered Migration Agents and Lawyers have assisted many clients secure the business Innovation and Investment visa from all over the world. Having vast experience on the complying investments, State or Territory nomination and visa requirements is a vital key when making the decision to gain permanent residency through investment in Australia. 

Upon engaging our representation, we liaise with you directly to request and review the required documents and evidence to support your application. We will then begin to prepare the application and lodge it on your behalf. All documents are provided to us through our secure online portal which allows you to stay completely up to date at every stage of the process.

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What You Should Know About Business Visa Costs in Australia

The cost of your Australian Business visa will depend heavily on which stream or visa you are eligible for and apply for. In addition to the government fees for these business visas, they also come with requirements of a certain amount of investments or assets to be held to be eligible, adding to the overall costs of the visa.

The Business Innovation and Investment Visa (subclass 188) visa streams require the applicant to either make an investment into the Australian economy or to have proven business turnover and hold assets worth at least $800,000 depending on the stream. The visa application fees for these streams range from $6,450.00 up to $9,455.00. 

The Business Talent (subclass 132) visa streams have department fees currently of $7,855.00 and also must show funding and assets of a certain amount to be eligible.

Why Choose Ethos Migration Lawyers For Your Business Visa Application Services

Ethos Migration Lawyers are experts in securing Business Innovation and Investment visas for our clients all over the world. Our lawyers have a solid understanding and vast experience on the Australian business visa requirements as well as the State and Territory nomination process which benefits our clients and ensures they are on the right pathway to investing in Australia.

Our team at Ethos Migration Lawyers is made up of highly skilled Lawyers and Registered Migration Agents who are capable of ensuring your Business Visa Australia requirements are met.

If you’ve been searching online for ‘visa agencies near me’ or need expert assistance with your business & skilled visa applications, get in touch with our nearby Melbourne team at Ethos Migration Lawyers. Call on 1300 083 843 or Book a Consultation online today.

Frequently Asked Questions

The amount you will need to invest in Australia to receive permanent residency will depend on which Business Investment stream you apply for and are eligible for. The investment amound can differ from $1.5 million up to $15 million.

Yes, all business innovation and investment visa applications require a nomination from an Australian state or territory.

Yes. All documentation must be submitted shortly after lodging the application with the Department of Home Affairs.

Visa application charges are only refundable in very limited circumstances. A refusal or a withdrawal of the visa in almost all cases is non-refundable.

The value will be based on the independant valuers amount at time of valuation and aligned to the dates of the visa application.

In most cases, goodwill can be demonstrated by having an independant registered business evaluation by an accredited business valuer.

As long as you hold the property at time of invitation and at time of decision of the visa application it can be considered.

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